Singapore Airlines’ opting not to extend the lease for its first Airbus A380 after only 10 years of flying has provoked some heated debate. It is a facet-rich and complex move, but the bottom line remains: It is terrible news for Airbus and the lessors that own the aircraft. Singapore Airlines (SIA) has four other leased A380s which are coming up for possible contract extension between now and April 2017 and are likely to be returned. The first few SIA A380s are of an early-build ...

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